Whole Foods vs. Trader Joe’s

I was up much later than usual last night, betweencarving pumpkins and celebrating my new job. So naturally I was exhausted when I got up this morning…and HUNGRY!

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1/2 cup of oat bran, 1 banana, vanilla, cinnamon, 1 tbs of ground flaxseed, raisins, walnuts

(I had 1/2 cup of egg whites + 1 whole egg, too, but my camera batteries died and I was too hungry to hunt down some batteries before eating!)

The hubby was home with me today and we spent most of the morning looking for an apartment online. I was on the laptop, he was on the desktop.

Around 11, I took a break from the computer and made a protein shake.

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3/4 cup of almond milk, 1/2 a banana, 2 tbs vanilla rice protein powder, cocoa powder, stevia, ice

After feeding baby her lunch, I made some lunch for myself.

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chicken salad made with light mayo, lettuce, and pickles on a whole wheat tortilla

Baby was pretty fussy today, which only added to my exhaustion. It was just one of those days when she needed to be entertained every second.

I needed a little snack late this afternoon to get me through to dinner.

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Dinner tonight couldn’t have been any easier! I cooked up some Gardein BBQ Pulled Shreds and put them on a toasted whole wheat sandwich thin, and paired it with steamed green beans.

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It was my turn to put baby to bed tonight. (We’re doing every other night now.) She was asleep in her crib by 6:40, so I scurried to the basement and cranked out 40 minutes on my Spinning bike.


Hubby and I are going to look at an apartment on Friday that sounds just perfect for us! One of the best parts – there’s a Whole Foods 1.1 miles away and a Trader Joe’s 1.3 miles away! I’ve been to Whole Foods (when we live in CO), but I have never been to TJ’s.

Have you been to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s? Which do you like best? 

3 responses to “Whole Foods vs. Trader Joe’s

  1. i will warn you now, you are going to LOVE TJ’s and probably end up spending every waking moment there! its amazing


  2. I don’t think I could ever choose between WF and TJ’s, they are bot h AMAZING! You’ll never want to leave when you go!
    Have fun looking for apartments!

  3. I love both!! However, do not buy produce from Trader Joe’s – it’s awful! Just buy the snack stuff from TJs (and the frozen stuff) and your “Gucci” foods from WFs 🙂

    My paycheck would go out the window if I lived that close to those stores!

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